Clean Eating -- Quick and Easy Balsamic Salmon

Quick and Easy Balsamic Salmon

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2


This clean eating balsamic salmon recipe will become your go-to salmon recipe. It’s so easy and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.


  • 2 wild caught salmon fillets (about 34 oz each)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/21 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Add salmon to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  2. While the salmon is cooking, whisk together honey, vinegar and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Add vinegar mixture to skillet and simmer until fish is fork-tender and liquid reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes. For a thicker, reduced sauce, simmer for 5 to 10 additional minutes. Just make sure you don’t overcook the salmon.
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Sear
  • Cuisine: Seafood


  • Serving Size: 1 piece of salmon
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 20g

Keywords: balsamic salmon, seared salmon